St John’s Smith Square, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

An ecstatic vision of devotion revealed by cello and orchestra.

The Protecting Veil is music which blurs the line between humanity and divinity – a glimpse into otherworldliness through the Eastern Orthodox rituals celebrated around Mary, Mother of God. We invite you on a journey to the centre of the music through living programme notes – and get close enough to touch as we transform St John’s Smith Square with intimate seating.

Part of Southbank Centre’s ‘Belief and Beyond Belief’ series

TAVENER / BARLEY Living programme notes on The Protecting Veil
TAVENER The Protecting Veil

City of London Sinfonia
Matthew Barley Cello / Presenter
Alexandra Wood Leader / Director

Ticket information

£20 Standard unreserved informal seating
£5 5IVER students/16-25s
Groups of 4+ can save 20%
No booking fees